Teenager dies after river fall near Limavady

19.07.2013 13:28

A 15-year-old boy has died after
falling into the River Roe near
Limavady in County Londonderry.
The emergency services were called to
the Roe Valley Country Park at about
16:30 BST on Thursday.
The boy was airlifted by police to
Altnagelvin hospital in Londonderry. The
teenager is believed to have drowned.
Alan Robinson, a DUP councillor for the
area, said he understood the boy had
been playing in the water.
"I'm led to believe that there was a
young 15-year-old who had travelled
down from somewhere on up the
country, the County Antrim direction,
who had been playing in the water.
"There was an incident. He was removed
from the water and I'm told that he
subsequently died later in hospital," Mr
Robinson said.
His party colleague, assembly member
George Robinson, said the country park
was a big tourist attraction, which
people sometimes used for camping.
"Everybody here is devastated by what
happened to that wee lad," Mr Robinson
"I would appeal to people to be on their
guard when they're using the water in
the soaring temperatures."